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Broken Wrist

yoadiusyoadius Posts: 541
I broke my wrist 5 weeks ago whilst mountain biking. Just got my cast off yesterday and it's obviously stiff and very sore.

Strange thing is the doctor didn't x-ray it or even examine it, he just asked me to squeeze his hand and sent me off on my way.

So I'm not sure if i should put it in a support whilst i gain some movement in it, stay off sports for another week, or go straight back into it. Also, is there any exercises I should be doing to help get full movement back?

Any help would be appreciated.

Scott.
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  • Dan67Dan67 Posts: 658
    stay off the sports and keep it in a support. try to lift small weight to get bit of strength back into your wrist before you go and do any sports
  • mmm_piemmm_pie Posts: 1,934
    Mountain biking pounds your wrists and you'll need to build up the muscle again before riding, otherwise it'll just sprain. You don't really need to do any exercises for this, just everyday use will be fine. You'll know when its built up, when I broke mine it took about 2-3 weeks.

    Also, talking from experience, your wrist will ache for months to come from MTBing as well.
  • clarksonclarkson Posts: 1,641
    let it strrngthen up first before u ride hard on it. ive broke boht of mine and usually keft it a week before i rode properly, cos it hurt like fook otherwise!
    I said hit the brakes not the tree!!

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